A cavity wall is two masonry walls separated by an air space or cavity. This simple building design concept has huge benefits. For the life of the building, It gives built-in insulation from both temperature extremes and noise.
South Africa benefits from a full appreciation of clay bricks
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This Management Summary and consolidation report of the LCA study by the University of Pretoria compares the electricity use of 6 different
One unpleasant financial shock for South Africa’s new remote workforce is soaring electricity bills. We may have saved on takeaways, clothes and haircuts, but running a home office and home school...view more
Nico Mienie, managing director of Algoa Brick, has been recognised for his lifetime service to the clay brick industry. At the 2019 Award ceremony, CBA President Colin Meyer announced the 2019...view more
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On behalf of the CBA’s Switch Africa Green Programme, Lisa Reynolds of Green Building Design Group gave two specialist presentations to the Eastern and Southern Cape chapters of the S A Institute...view more
Corobrik, South Africa’s leading brick maker, has embarked on a multi-billion rand investment roll out to grow its business and develop new markets over the next five to six years.
A thermal performance comparison between six walling construction materials frequently used in South Africa
Management Summary and consolidation report of the LCA study
The University of Pretoria has released results of its Thermal Performance Study, which assessed operational energy use of structures built with six different walling materials.
The Britten Pears Archive in Suffolk, England was designed to preserve composer Benjamin Britten’s comprehensive archive and serve as a public exhi
In many countries, wall thermal resistance or R-value is the sole determinant of energy efficiency. Here in South Africa, R-values are only one measurement to consider.
There is been growing world-wide concern for energy conservation, the reduction of greenhouse gases and sustainability.
Energy efficient building standards tend to focus on the thermal resistance requirements of the envelope, whilst the benefits of the thermal capaci